Author has written 6 stories for Twilight.
I'm a 27 year old teacher/jeweler residing in rural New Jersey. I knit, write, cross stitch, and devour Twilight. Some of my non-Twilight related interests involve collecting historical photography (from Civil War Era through the 1920's), and historical re-enactment. I've been an avid tight-lacing enthusiast for many years. My husband balks at my corset obsession (lol), though he appreciates my obsession with 'tough love'. *wink wink *
My biggest dream (other than owning a piece of Tiffany and Co jewelry) is to take my Yankee husband down South. I was born and raised down in Southeast Louisiana (504 girls represent!), and was a modern "Mail Order Bride" (Spetacular fanfic, check it out!). I met my Darling Husband on an online forum, and after exchanging many letters (both online, and by post), we exchanged references. We were married shortly thereafter, and have been together ever since. I was barely 18! I'm a very lucky woman. Together we have a beautiful four year old son, three rabbits, and one cat. We recently purchased a house (back in November of 2009), and have left the "Bright Lights, Big City" for a simpler life.
I grew up obsessed with reading; my mother's first gift to me were the "Little House on the Prairie" books. Since then, I've trailed through everything from Shakespeare to Star Wars. My preferred fan fiction niche would have to be turn-of-the-century style tales. I love historically accurate detailing, and tend to prefer the fiction of more mature authors. I also tend to appreciate a more mature (and less whiny) Bella/Edward pairing. I'm not above lemons, though I tend not to place them in my stories. "Divine Providence" has two, to date, and it will probably remain that way for quite some time.
I've been writing fan fiction since I was a child. My first stories were under a different pen name (that I've long since lost the information), but they had been fairly popular. My favorite genre back then had been "Star Wars", as I was obsessed with Wedge Antilles (my first literary husband). Once Harry Potter entered the scene, I of course had to write a few stories there also. My second literary husband was Severus Snape (I bet he's into BDSM too!), closely followed by Remus Lupin. I then took a very long break (over ten years), before I felt the draw to write again. Thankfully, my husband is very supportive, though I don't think he's read my stories. He takes care of our special needs child, while I spend more than ten hours on each chapter posted. I proofread my own writing, and it generally takes me several days (you have to look at your work objectively, with fresh eyes) of proofing before I feel it's close to ready to be posted.
I am obsessed with commas, and I place them everywhere. Even if they aren't necessary... For example: I, love, my, commas. If you are a comma-killing Beta reader, and you're looking for a new hobby, send me a PM. I sure would be happy to have help with all grammatical assassinations.
On the brighter side of things, I appreciate all things alcohol. My favorite drinks tend to be classics. Rum and coke, martinis, alongside the more girly cosmos, margaritas and mai tais. I'm generally not picky, though I have gotten myself into a sticky situation or two when you place strawberry margaritas into the mix. Check out "Here's to You!" for some antics from my own college days. I briefly romanced a soldier-turned-police officer shortly before I met my husband. Some of his stories from both Panama and Iraq are the inspirations behind my handsome soldiers. My depiction of the aftermath of Katrina is based on direct accounts from my family and friends, as I'd only moved to New Jersey a few months prior.
You'll see quite a bit of my struggles, as the mother of a special needs child, mirrored in "There and Back Again". I'm a survivor of childhood abuses, and it has colored my life in many many ways. It takes a very strong man to deal with my baggage. I've only recently begun posting on Fanficnet with the possibility to help someone else. If one of my stories can help lift the spirits of another human being, the way Stephanie's stories (and J.K.R. before her) helped me; I will feel myself successful.
Favorite Twilight quotes:
"Hasn't anybody told you that life's not fair?"
"Yes, I do believe I've read that somewhere."
Too true. Too true.
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Divine Providence was featured on Indie Fic Pimp's blog!! The review can be read here!
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